At the age of 90, Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away today, Sunday, in the early hours of the morning, as confirmed by his family. His most notable award came in the form of the Nobel Peace Prize, which he received in 1984.

Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama interact with children at the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharmsala, India, in 2015. The two Nobel Laureates held a series of conversations in Dharmsala aimed at giving shape to their collaborative ‘Book of Joy’.

Known additionally for his great work in the anti-apartheid movement as well as a human rights activist, the late Archbishop was the first Black African to hold the title of Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 – 1986. Beyond that, he was also the first Black African to hold the position of Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 – 1996.

Recognized by everyone from Nelson Mandela to Barak Obama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be greatly missed, but his contribution will be forever revered.

The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke to the world today to pay tribute to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Please watch the video below.

Featured Image Photographed by Brian Moody

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